REAL HUMDINGER * J. J. BARNES * RIC - TIC 110 * USA
It's almost a commonplace to say that he started out singing in a Gospel outfit, in J. J. (Jimmy James) Barnes case it was the The Halo Gospel Singers, after which he became part of the line up of The Five Seniors; though still in his teens! A native of Detroit, Michigan J. J. Barnes cut his first solo record Won't You Let Me Know in 1960 as the flip of My Love Came Tumbling Down which he recorded with the Del - Fi's, on the obscure Kable imprint; the song was subsequently released twice over on the Rich label in 1960 and 1962. he followed these with six individual releases on Mickay's, though Just One More Time was released twice on Mickay's and also on Scepter. Then after one Poor - Unfortunate - Me on Ring, another obscure Detroit label, he moved to Ric- Tic, where the catchy dance tune Real Humdinger was his second of four for the label.
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